Pat Benincasa is an award winning artist and art educator. Her philosophy of art is found in Martin Heidegger's answer to his question: "What is a thing?" He said, "you know what a thing is by the way it gathers the world unto itself." To this she says: 'Art is a point of proximity that dissolves the distinction between our "here and there" as it pulls us toward itself and each other.'
Grad School Self Portrait, 9H -2H pencils on paper, 4’ x 5,’ Wayne State University, Detroit, MI